Community church supports charity Winchester Radio

Local charity Winchester Radio was delighted to accept a cheque for £401 from the North Winchester Community Church recently, in support of the charity’s upcoming launch as a community radio station providing a new broadcasting service for the older generation living in and around Winchester.
Rev. Danny Paine-Winnett, Minister, North Winchester Community Church said, “We recognise the issues that social isolation may bring across many different parts of the community, and the role that local voices and stories have in helping people feel connected. The lifeline that Winchester Radio offers is such a positive solution, that as a community-orientated church we felt inspired to make them our ‘Charity of the Year’. The money raised came mostly through our annual Pantomime held at the Weeke Community Centre, another way that people can connect as community.”
Happily accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity, Paul Blitz, a trustee at Winchester Radio said: “It is really great to receive this donation from the North Winchester Community Church and I would like to thank the congregation and all our other donors for the hard work they’ve put into the fundraising events and activities so far. We still have a lot of work to do to get ready for the launch early next year so if any other local organisations and individuals support our positive ageing mission and would like to financially help us, we’d love to hear from them.”
Currently operating as a hospital radio station, and run entirely by volunteers, Winchester Radio is seeking even more sponsors and donors to enable it to relaunch as a community radio station in March 2019, when it will be broadcasting a wellbeing message to the over 50s in Winchester and surrounding villages. You can find out more about sponsorship, or donating to Winchester Radio via the website at: http://winchesterradio.uk/support-us/

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